Make Your Own Earthquake: Magnitude and Intensity Lab
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11 Apr 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
by (Option 1) Deborah Kane and (Option 2) IRIS. This activity describes the differences between an earthquake's magnitude and intensity and then has students experiment with the Quake-Catcher...
Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismic Waves and the Slinky: A Guide for Teachers
Make your Own Earthquake: This teaching guide is designed to introduce the concepts of waves and seismic waves that propagate within the Earth, and to provide ideas and suggestions for how to...
Make Your Own Earthquake: What is a Seismometer?
Students will learn that a seismometer detects three components of motion and that a seismogram is the record of an earthquake. Prior to this activity, students should be introduced to the basics...
Make Your Own Earthquake: Seismac Activity I: "Take the pulse of your classroom using Seismac!"
Students should already have received instruction on the basic principles of seismic waves. For ideas on how to provide this instruction please see:...
UC Davis Team Studies Liquefaction in Japan
08 Apr 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nees Hub User
A research team from U.C. Davis traveled to Japan to study the liquefaction that occurred during their large quake.
Video courtesy of KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA.
Japanese Tsunami Video from Sky News
07 Apr 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nees Hub User
Breathtaking video footage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami captured by Sky News helicopters in Sendai. Narrated.
NEEShub Resource Submission Video
04 Apr 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Nees Hub User
This video will teach new users about the process of submitting a new resource, as well as adding images and formatting text in the informational fields.
Make Your Own Earthquake: Earthquake Resistant Structure Using Wood Blocks
25 Mar 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Tenille Denise Medley
Part of the Make Your Own Earthquake series. Students will divide into groups of 3 or 4. Each group will perform three separate experiments using wooden blocks on a shake table to demonstrate how...
Engineers Working to Make Us Safer
18 Feb 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Video discussion of how science and engineering benefits safety for the public. Directed toward elementary school students, this video was created by NEES@Cornell and the...
Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers
18 Feb 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sanjay Mehrotra
Industrial Engineers and Management Scientists (Sanjay Mehrotra and Mark S. Daskin), surgeons (Heron Rodriguez), and medical educators (Debra DaRosa) at Northwestern University and the...
Make Your Own Earthquake Setup Video
27 Jan 2011 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
How to set up "Make Your Own Earthquake" for use in your own classroom.
Video created by Hank Ratzesberger.
Torsionally coupled response control of earthquake excited asymmetric buildings: Development and application of effective control systems using smart dampers
23 Jan 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Osamu Yoshida
This dissertation focuses on the development and validation of control systems that can effectively reduce seismic responses due to torsional coupling in asymmetric building structures. Due to...
Earthquake Engineering Modules for K-12 Learning
13 Jan 2011 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Shirley Dyke, Kevin Z Truman
This document documents a teaching module containing a series of lessons that are appropriate for educating K-12 students in fundamental engineering principles. The lessons have been developed...
Cyber-enabled Learning Environments for Engineering and Scientific Thinking: Systems from theÂ NEESacademy powered by NEEShub
04 Jan 2011 | Poster | Contributor(s): Sean Brophy
HUBzerotechnologies at Purdue, like nanoHUBand NEEShub, can engage learners in authentic engineering and scientific challenges involving knowledge discovery and synthesis using tools, simulations,...
(K-12/Public) Study of Shear and Torsion
05 Oct 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gregory Pluta, Dan Kuchma, Thomas Frankie, NEES EOT
Designed for K-12 viewers, and also those in the general public - this video describes the relationship between shear and torsion - and how this affects the failure of concrete columns. Conducted...
Survive That Tsunami!
05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Students use a table-top-sized tsunami generator to observe the formation and devastation of a tsunami. They see how a tsunami moves across the ocean and what happens when it reaches the...
The ABCs of Engineering
02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
Hands-on K-12 activities "stuffed into science or math standards" do nothing to teach engineering concepts and process..." This article discusses the need for including engineering K-12...